Designer of the Week - Daruca

Name: Ruby Duncan

Where do you live: Houston, TX

How old are you? 36

Do you have any children, if so what ages? Yes, Caleb (5), Cayman (3), Cade (1)

Current auctions: Daruca

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1. When did you get started sewing and creating? Who taught you?

Actually I can barely sew a straight stitch…I have an incredible seamstress.

2. When did you start selling your designs on eBay? Do you sell anywhere else besides eBay, if so where? (example, web site, local boutique) What did you do before eBay?

I started selling my own designs in June of 2005. I’m just a newbie.

2a. Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay. Do you have a picture? What was it and what did it sell for?

Oh yes…The first boy outfit I sold was a 3 piece set for $80. My first girl set was 2 pieces and it sold for $175.

3. How did you decide upon your name?

Daruca comes from the first initials of my family’s name. Da – Daryl, Ru – Ruby, & Ca – Caleb, Cayman or Cade

4. Do you belong to any boutique group and if so which one? How did you get started in that group? What do you like most about your particular group?

I am a proud member of TuTu’s & ToM BoY’s. Lark (ebay id my_angel_sophie) Said that she absolutely loves my designs both boys and girls. My outfits are unique and because she uses the same seamstress, she knows the quality of the workmanship on my outfits is perfect.

What I like most about our 2 man group? It is just two great friends designing together. We shop together, we bounce ideas off on another, and our kids play and go to school together. We see each other all most everyday. With just the 2 of us, there is no drama.

5. What is your favorite thing to create? (example: vintage style dresses, totes, overalls, etc) Why?

Right now I just like coming up with new unique ideas. I am still developing my craft so I don’t have a definite style or favorite thing quite worked out yet.

6. What are your favorite types of fabrics or fabric designers?

I just like unique fabrics. Not necessarily one type of fabric or one fabric designer. I try to find fabrics that no one else or very few people have or use.

7. Where and when do you do most of your sewing? Are you neat about it or do you have fabric covering the floor!

I have a large cedar closet off of the living room. I have all my fabrics, trims and accessories neatly organized in there.

I do think of new designs all day long. In the store, in the car, dropping off the kids. You never know when a great idea can hit ya.

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

Trying to come up with new ways to edit my pictures. I love taking photos of my kids. I am learning more and more everyday. Swimming with my kiddos...that is also a huge past- time at this household.

Anything else you would like to add?

Just Thank You for this wonderful privilege. I feel honored.

Some past Daruca Designs

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